Like Elizabeth Bennet, I too dearly love a laugh. My novel reading can be rather bleak and heavy. Comics and graphic novels are the perfect antidote.
Here are 19 of the Funniest Comics and Graphic Novels
There are a surprising number of folks out there who still believe that comics are just for kids. The medium and the industry yes, they are two separate things have grown in sophistication and craft over the past years as publishers strive to keep up with a base audience that craves more mature content that they can relate to. Some say this has contributed to the decline in sales the industry has witnessed over the same time period. Others argue that more complex stories and characters have allowed comics to grow into the art form they are considered today. No matter which side you come down on in this debate, the fact is there are loads of comics available for the discerning reader that deeply resonate with adult sensibilities.
Reader discretion is advised. While obviously there have been comic books about sex in the United States since the beginning of the 20th Century, these comics were almost always simply Tijuana Bibles, childish attempts at drawing popular celebrities and comic characters in sexual situations to appeal to the lowest common denominator. When it comes to actual good comic books involving sex, the American comic book market has lagged well behind Europe and Japan, where comic books about sex are quite common. However, as the years have gone by, there have been a number of good pieces of comic book erotica released from American comic book companies and that number has been growing steadily in recent years as the taboo element of these types of stories has begun to fade although, again, not to the point where any of these comics would be safe to read at work. The magazine failed very quickly due to cash problems by Hefner, but an apologetic Hefner gave Kurtzman free office space where he tried to launch follow-up efforts.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Since the early begging of adult comics, they have usually depicted pretty girls constantly losing their clothes for some reason. The main public for these image comics was serving troops, and Winston Churchill named one of the first such comic heroines Jane as 'Britain's secret weapon. These funny comics with occasional cynical notes are by Jim Benton, a talented comic artist who also created the in famous I'm Happy Bunny that many of us know and love. Benton's cartoons feature simple observations on everyday life with surreal or ironic twists. Check out his website to see more of his funny adult comics!